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29 April, 2011

Chalkboard Wine Glasses and Entertaining French Style

041I have been wanting to try this since I saw these on Chalkboard China…wine glasses with chalkboard painted feet! Isn’t this a great idea? Your guests simply write their names and voilà…no more confused glasses! Unfortunately, there are no retailers nearby, so I decided to make my own.

017 It was a very easy and inexpensive project, using wine glasses and chalkboard spray paint that I already had on hand…so...they were free! I simply wrapped the glasses with paper towels and painter’s tape…

018 …and then sprayed them with two coats of the chalkboard paint…

038 …and here they are! They can be hand washed, removing the chalk, and used over and over. Cool, huh?

027 My co-hostess Miss Kitty seems to be giving this some thought. Hmmm…maybe bowls with the staff’s names on them?

042 I am really going to enjoy these! Won’t they be fun when friends drop by? I can pull out my grandson’s sidewalk chalk and let everyone decorate their glasses as they wish! I've set up a few before dinner goodies on this vintage silver tray...a $5.00 Goodwill find.

021 Did you notice the lovely little glass pedestal bowls? They are the perfect size for serving a few simple amuse bouche...little tidbits to accompany your drinks.  I found them at…where else?…Goodwill for only $2.92 for three of them! Ideas for more elaborate amuse bouche can be found here and here. How very French to turn snacks into an art form!

032 You might also find the French enjoying an apéritif like this one…a blanc-cassis or Kir…one part Crème de Cassis, a black currant-flavored liqueur, to four parts dry white wine, traditionally a Bourgogne Aligoté. This popular before dinner drink  has its origins in Bourgogne…the Burgundy region of France. Its popularity and name are credited to Félix Kir, a French priest and Resistance fighter who was the mayor of Dijon. He began the tradition of serving this drink at receptions in the town hall and its popularity spread. I substituted a Burgundy chardonnay, since they don’t sell Bourgogne Ailgoté at Publix! lol It can also be made with champagne for a Kir Royale.

043 And there you have it…my chalkboard wine glasses along with a few recipes for entertaining French style!

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my project!  Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
SJ at Homemaker on a Dime for the Creative Bloggers Party and Hop  Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today's Thrifty Treasures on Mondays
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Kara at Elements Interiors for Whassup Wednesday
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday
Jill at French Cupboard for Voilà! French Inspiration on Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Fridays
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Rachelle at Fingerprints on the Fridge for Feature Yourself Friday
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!

53 comments:

  1. Debbie, this is such a cute idea. I love that silver tray also. Your new little bowls are great finds. Hope you're having a super weekend and thanks forlinking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Very, very cool! I think this is a real winner for entertaining!
    Brenda

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  3. What a great idea! I use wine charms right now, but this would be more personalized. And thanks for the drink recipe.
    AT

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  4. Debbie, they look great and what a cute idea. I wish you were going tomorrow. Babs is going to ride with me. Maybe next time.

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  5. What a clever idea! Kir Royale ~ my drink of choice. The French know how to do it with simply elegance.
    Hope you have a good weekend. Cheers! ~ Sarah

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  6. Love it, absolutely brilliant!

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  7. What a great idea that I'm going to need to copy. I use those charms but who remembers what charm is theirs after two glasses of wine!
    Marianne :)

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  8. Love this idea, Deb. And I will take that glass, thank you.
    Kitty's thinking "Nice colours you chose (b&w). Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

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  9. Cute idea, Debbie. Great photo of the beautiful Miss Kitty...

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  10. Super creative!! Love it!!

    Audrey
    adaywithadomesticengineer.blogspot.com

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  11. They turned out great Debbie! A fun idea and you can't beat free:@)

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  12. You always have the greatest ideas such as this, Debbie...Christine

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  13. Hi Debbie....what a clever idea - cute & useful! Love the lab els on the bottles - so pretty, especially the colorful one! Linda

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  14. Cute way to make chalkboard paint work once again!

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  15. Debbie, this is a great project. I'm going to run down to the $1 store and pick up some glasses this afternoon and give this a try.

    Your evening vignette looks so inviting with the pistachios and olives. Yum.

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  16. And yet again, someone comes up for another fantastic use for chalkboard paint!! Love it!

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  17. I love seeing great ideas for chalkboard paint! I stumbled your post...

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  18. Neat idea, and writing your name will really help you remember who you are when you dive into the hard stuff, Deb! :)

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  19. Found you over at the Sunday Showcase and I LOVE this idea! Genius! So the paint does not wash off with hand washing? If not, this is one of the best ideas I've seen! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  20. No,it doesn't wash off! I have hand washed them several times and they still work great!

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  21. Such a cool idea Deb, you always are the most creative one!
    I am behind in my blogging since I watch Addison full-time. It is wearing but worth it!
    Enjoy your new grandson! Wish we were closer we could share more Grandma stories!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  22. What a great idea. And I do love a kir royale, one of my favorites!

    Your bowls were a great find. How boring life would be without Goodwill!

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  23. Never Would have thought to put chalkboard paint on a glass! Looks great!

    Would love for you to share at Calling All Crafters!
    http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/05/calling-all-crafters-5th-edition.html

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  24. You did a great job! What fun. I would love to come over for wine and be able to write my name on the glass! Sweet bowls too.

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  25. What a great idea....we saw this and never thought of using spray chalkboard paint...watch out world - lol!!

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  26. Hello Debbie,
    This is such an awesome idea and thank you for coming by and sharing it at NTT!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  27. Very cool idea! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
    Tammy

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  28. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Great idea, think I may have to try this one.

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  30. OH MY WORD! Debbie, those are just so cute, and it sounds easy enough for me to do! Thank you for sharing this great idea, and I'm so glad this will be linked to Favorite Things. laurie

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  31. What a cute idea! Wow you are so creative.

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  32. I love this! I saw your little icon over at Sherry's House Party and had to come see, they're perfect! And I love the "amuse bouche". I had a tapas party not long ago, and I think I'll have to invite a few friends over for amuse bouche;) tami

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  33. What an awesome idea and fun project! I have been looking for something to do with all the wine glasses I have! I love all of your Goodwill finds, too!

    XO,
    Jane

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  34. Debbie, you have the best ideas, and these are so cute. But I definitely think Kitty is onto something and that you need pet bowls with the staff's names on them. How cute would that be!

    Popped out of bed for a few minutes and wanted to be sure and get by to wish you a wonderful day and thank you for your prayers.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  35. This is on my list of things to do. I know exactly who will be getting the first set. Wonderful idea, thank you so much.

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  36. When I saw these advertised I thought, no way would I pay the price for them. An savvy blogger would paint her own! Voila- she did! They turned out great, Debbie! Hated those little cutesy charms- I could never remember which one I had. LOL
    hugs, Sue

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  37. You're creative and inspiring. Your staff are great ! Brilliant color and pose. Kitty, Baby Kitty, Ozzie and Isabella all has individual character. GOEGEOUS !

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  38. So smart! I love this idea and will use it!

    Thanks,
    Dee

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  39. This is a wonderful idea! Love your silver tray and goodie display! Thanks for linking up with VIF! xo Debra

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  40. Debbie,
    What a cool idea! I know a few people that could use this. Such a fun party idea. Thanks for linking it up!
    Sherry

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  41. What a great idea Debbie! I just thrifted a set of simple wine glasses that I am going to do this to! Love it. And that siler tray and bowls are just perfect for this setting! Thank you for joining TTF! I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  42. Yes! I love your little set up. And what a clever trick with the glasses!

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  43. I love this idea!! Love your pics too!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  44. Miss Kitty is the hostess with the mostest! Very cool idea!

    Manuela

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  45. I would of never thought of the bottoms of the glasses, great idea! Lots like you had a fabulous party.

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  46. I would of never thought of painted the bottems, great idea. Looks like you had a fabulous party as well!!

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  47. Debbie - I adore this idea! What a clever use of chalkboard paint - super cute and so useful! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this {sunday}. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn
    www.bystephanielynn.com

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  48. These are brilliant!!! I'm going to have to make these for a good friend. I hopped over from Homemaker on a Dime. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  49. Never thought of that! What a great idea!!

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  50. Love it! And if you're not DIY inclined or are looking for a different design you can order Chalk Talk Glasses directly from www.chalktalkglass.com. Glasses start at just $25 for a set of two glasses.

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  51. This is an awesome idea!!!!!!! I love it. Now it will justify my buying even more glasses.

    - The Tablescaper

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie

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